Dental implants are the best way to restore your smile in Crestview Hills, Villa Hills, and Fort Wright! Dr. Enzweiler can help you restore one or more of your missing teeth permanently. Implants let you get your smile back and improve your oral health, and have a lot of other benefits, too. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped rod of titanium that is implanted into your jaw bone. This rod acts as an artificial tooth root and can support a single crown to replace one tooth.
Two implants can also be used to support a dental bridge, or a series of 4-6 implants can be used to support a set of implant-supported dentures. Implants are permanent, long-lasting, and durable, and the best way to replace missing teeth.
We refer our patients to an experienced oral surgeon for this step. Your oral surgeon will develop a custom treatment plan through x-rays and digital imaging, and then place your implant. They will create an opening in the gums and jaw, and place the implant in the proper location. Then, the area will be stitched shut and cleaned, and you’ll be sent home to heal.
Single-tooth implants do not require any special care, and you can brush and floss normally. If you have an implant-supported bridge or denture, though, you may need to follow some special care instructions, such as cleaning below the prosthetic with a Waterpik and using an interdental brush to remove any food particles after eating. Dr. Enzweiler will provide you with a full set of care instructions for your new smile.
We offer both nitrous sedation and oral conscious sedation, which can help keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout your appointments at our office. For more information, just ask about sedation when you schedule a consultation at Vivid Dentistry.